Immigration Lawyers Sue ICE For Biometric Tech Info

By Christopher Crosby (December 6, 2017, 4:20 PM EST) -- A nonprofit group of lawyers who represent immigrants swept up in deportation proceedings sued the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in D.C. federal court on Tuesday, saying that the agency has failed to release records related to its use of mobile biometric devices in immigration actions.

The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild has asked the court to force ICE and the Department of Homeland Security to disclose information related to the use of handheld devices reportedly used in raids on immigrants and in joint operations with local law enforcement.

The group contends that the increase in ICE raids...

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